OOCC announcements

  • 18th February, 2020
    OPTICON call for proposal 2020B

    OPTICON announced that the call for observing time at night time telescopes supported by the OPTICON Trans-National Access programme is now open. The call will close on March 1, 2020, at 23.59UT.

  • 8th November, 2019
    Special call for WHT and Stella

    A special call for WHT and STELLA proposals for Spanish CAT night observing time in semester 2020A hass been released. Deadline Nov 30, 2019, 22:59 Canarian time.

  • 2nd September, 2019
    Night CAT call for proposals 2020A

    The call for proposals for semester 2020A of the night CAT has been released. Deadline on October 2, at 22:59 UT (Canarian time)

  • 4th March, 2019
    Night CAT call for proposals 2019B

    The call for proposals for semester 2019B of the night CAT has been released. The deadline is Wednesday, 3 April 2019, at 22:59 h Canarian local time (23:59 CEST, 21:59 UT).

  • 1st February, 2019
    OPTICON call for proposal 2019B

    OPTICON announced that the call for observing time at night time telescopes supported by the OPTICON Trans-National Access programme is now open. The call will close on February 28, 2019, at 23.59UT.

  • 24th January, 2019
    2019 – 2020 International Time call for proposal

    New call for proposal for the CCI International Time. Deadline on February 28, 2019.

  • 23rd November, 2018
    Call for IAC-Nordic NOT proposals for semester 2019A

    We announce the call for IAC-Nordic proposals for semester 2019A. Deadline:  December 10 2018, at 17:00 h Canarian time (18:00 h CEST). See the full announcement available.

  • 28th September, 2018
    IAC-CAT 2019A proposals deadline

    Proposals for the IAC-CAT (IAC80, TCS, OGS, and IAC guaranteed time at the SARA and Las Cumbres networks) for semester 2019A (January to June 2019) have to be be submitted before October 31, 2018, h 23:59 (local time). All details available at this webpage.

  • 4th September, 2018
    Night CAT call for proposals 2019A

    The call for proposals for semester 2019A of the night CAT has been released. Deadline on October 2, at 23:59 UT.

  • 2nd August, 2018
    OPTICON call for proposal 2019A

    OPTICON announced that the call for observing time at night time telescopes supported by the OPTICON Trans-National Access programme is now open. The call will close on September 2, 2018, at 23.59UT.

     

  • 9th May, 2018
    Call for IAC-Nordic NOT proposals for semester 2018B

    We announce the call for IAC-Nordic proposals for semester 2018B. Deadline: 28 May 2018, at 17:00 h Canarian time (18:00 h CEST). Full announcement available here

  • 19th April, 2018
    Call for proposal IAC-CAT 2018B

    The call for proposal to access IAC time at the IAC80, TCS, OGS, SARA and LCO 0.4m telescope is has been released. The deadline is May 15, 23:59 canarian time.

  • 6th March, 2018
    Night CAT call for proposals 2018B

    The call for proposals for semester 2018B of the night CAT has been released. Deadline on April 3, at 23:59 UT.

  • 6th March, 2018
    LCO call for proposals 2018B

    The call for proposals for the Las Cumbres Observatory has been released for semester 2018B. Deadline on March 29, 23:59 UTC

  • 15th February, 2018
    MuSCAT2 special call for proposals

    This call is to announce a special call for proposals for
    observations with the MuSCAT2 instrument recently installed at the TCS.

    *) The offered period goes from March 1 to June 30, 2018

    *) Deadlines for proposals: Friday February 23, 2018, h23:59 UT

    *) The PI of the proposal has to be affiliated to the IAC.

    *) Proposals can be submitted through the usual web form available at:

    http://research.iac.es/OOCC/requesting-time/ot-telescope-time-request-form/

    *) MuSCAT2 web page:

    MUSCAT2

    *) For any questions, please contact ttnn_a at iac.es

  • 7th February, 2018
    OPTICON call for proposal 2018B

    OPTICON announced that the call for observing time at night time telescopes supported by the OPTICON Trans-National Access programme is now open. The call will close on February 28, 2018, at 23.59UT exactly.

  • 30th January, 2018
    2018-2019 International Time call for proposal

    New call for proposal for the CCI International Time. Deadline on February 28, 2018

  • 7th September, 2017
    2018A LCO call for proposals

    The call for proposals for the Las Cumbres Observatory has been released for semester 2018A. Deadline on October 5, 23:59 UTC.

  • 4th September, 2017
    Night CAT call for proposals 2018A

    The 2018A Spanish Night CAT and Spanish/Mexican collaborative time at the GTC call for proposals is available with proposals due October 3, 2017 (17 h Canarian Time). All applicants are recommended to read the call for proposals and check the highlights for 2018A. 

  • 3rd August, 2017
    OPTICON H2020 Common TAC new call

    OPTICON announced that the call for observing time at night time telescopes supported by the OPTICON Trans-National Access programme is now open. The call will close on 31 August at 23.59UT exactly.

    The Horizon 2020 contract has added two new robotic telescopes, a requirement to support time domain astronomy which is defined as a science category in its own right and some changes to the rules on applicant nationalities. We have also tried to define which facilities are best able to support various kinds of overrides, monitoring and time critical observations. Please review the web-page notes carefully, even if you have used the TNA programme before. Note in particular the need to consult with the project scientist if you were hoping to use the MPG2.2m for which the PI will have to demonstrate that certain insurance provisions can be met before observers will be allowed to travel to La Silla.

    The semester is centred on Mar 2018 to August 2018, but there are small variations at some telescopes to accommodate their normal semesters and maximise scheduling flexibility. Note that technical support for the submission software is not provided out-of-hours and late applications will not be accepted, so please complete your application in plenty of time. In recent semesters we have received between 60-75 proposals and allocated about 15 projects per semester.